BNSF Centralia North & UP Seattle Sub Print E-mail

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BNSF Seattle Sub Centralia North

 

    We hear the Centralia North Dispatcher running BNSF, UP. Amtrak and Sounder Commuter trains between Tukwila, Wa and Nisqually, Wa. Weekday volumes on the north end of the Seattle Sub are high due to the 18 Sounder trains that run between Seattle and Tacoma. Trains traveling on the Seattle Sub often are on their way to or from BNSF's famous Stevens Pass Route to points east. Amtrak, Sounder, and the Union Pacific have trackage rights over the BNSF on the Seattle Sub.

 

BNSF Seattle Sub frequencies

  • 161.415 AAR ch87 (Centralia North Dispatcher - From Tukwila, Wa to Tenino, Wa)
  • 161.160 AAR ch70 (Seattle Terminal Dispatcher - From Seattle, Wa to Tukwila, Wa) <not active in radio scan list>
  • 161.100 AAR ch66 (Centralia South Dispatcher - From Tenino, Wa to Vancouver, Wa) <not active in radio scan list>
  • 160.620 AAR ch34 PBX/MRAS <not active in radio scan list>
  • 160.920 AAR ch54 M of W <not active in radio scan list>


Defect Detectors Heard 

  • MP 15.1X - Mains 1&2 Dragging Equipment (talk on defect only)
  • MP 20.8X - Mains 1&2 Dragging Equipment (talk on defect only)
  • MP 26.4X - Mains 1&2 Hot box, Dragging Equipment & Axle Count
  • MP 31.4X - Mains 1&2 Dragging Equipment (talk on defect only)
  • MP 35.2X - Mains 1&2 Dragging Equipment (talk on defect only)
  • MP 10.1 - Mains 1&2, Dragging Equipment & Axle Count
  • MP 18.5 - Mains 1&2, Dragging Equipment
  • MP 30.0 - Mains 1&2, Dragging Equipment & Axle Count

 

UP Seattle Sub

 

   We hear UP Dispatcher 1 running UP trains between Tukwila, Wa and Fife, Wa. volumes on the UP Seattle Sub are moderate with around 10 trains a day. Trains traveling on the UP often are Seattle bound container trains destined for ships in the Port of Seattle. You will often hear the Argo tower directing trains in and out of argo yard.

 

BNSF Seattle Sub frequencies

  • 160.515 AAR ch27 (UP Dispatcher 1 - From Tukwila, Wa to Fife, Wa)


Defect Detectors Heard 

  • MP 164.3 - Hot Box, Dragging Equipment, & Axle count.

 

The following videos depict some of the action on the Seattle Sub.

 

 

2007 Puget Sound Steam Special through Puyallup. Video provided by Dohdrz

 

 

 

 

Technical info:

 

The stream reciever is located on Baldi Mountain, aproximately 4000 feet above sea level.  The receiver is a Motorola M1225 connected to a Telewave ANT150D-3 2-bay folded dipole antenna fed with LMR-400 coax.  A filter eliminates interference from other radios at the site, and an active multicoupler splits the output of the filter to the multiple radios used for streaming and ATCS at the site.  The antenna is mounted 30 feet above the ground on the side of a 50 foot tower.  The reciever is connected to a Barix Instreamer100 to encode the audio which is fed to the Shoutcast Distributed Audio Server over a microwave internet link.

This stream is broadcasting courtesy of This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it of Pacific, WA, This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it of Tacoma, WA, And Tom Kaminski of Tacoma, WA.